Troubleshoot I need help with a old pc

Runt85

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I have a older 2012 Hp desktop
It came installed with windows 8,i did find a iso of windows 10 off of microsoft.com,after running windows 10 for many months i opened up task manager and seen the computer usage % was very high up to 98 percent

This is what i have installed
WINDOWS 8.1--- 64 bit
-avast free or bitdefender free,i switch back and forth
-voodoo shield free
-google chrome
-ccleaner
-geekuninstaller free

If anyone could lend a hand and help me out it would be greatly appreciated
 

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Actually, some people complain that Avira is kind of heavy on the system.
The free AV that most people consider light is Avast.
 
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shmu26

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Windows 10 and Core2Duo\Pentium chips don't work well together. It isn't your installed programs, but instead Windows 10 memory management.

I see you have an E1 processor -- so therein lies part of the problem. Also, you have 4 GB of memory, therein lies the other part of the problem.

I use a Pentium P6100 Toshiba L655-S5096 with 3 GB RAM. Startup is very slow and some application launches are very slow. Chrome, for example, will spike physical memory usage 1o 100 %. After everything calms down after a few minutes, the average is about 50 % of RAM while browsing and some other programs open.

For ancient, low-end systems I suggest using a security solution that is very easy on the system resources.
Do those old CPUs work better on Windows 8? I didn't notice a difference between Windows 8 and Windows 10 on my old Pentium II computer with 4 gb RAM.
 
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Be aware that Avira installs some unwanted Launcher/Connect software, and I wouldn't have recommended to use Avira (or any other Antivirus), until you sorted the issue out.

Yes, you could have used Geek Uninstaller to remove Chrome.

@Runt85 Has your CPU issue been solved? In some posts you say Windows 8 and the other 8.1, which is it? Thanks :)

You can discuss your Security setup at Security Configuration Wizard.
 
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Do those old CPUs work better on Windows 8? I didn't notice a difference between Windows 8 and Windows 10 on my old Pentium II computer with 4 gb RAM.

My beater old system can only handle Windows 7. While a config that includes Chrome, PeaZip, UltraSearch, Kingsoft WPS, Rollback RX, AppGuard, SpyShelter, etc will run on it... it's just slow to start and get to a stable, active desktop. Once the active desktop is stable, then it works just fine.
 
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Runt85

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Be aware that Avira installs some unwanted Launcher/Connect software, and I wouldn't have recommended to use Avira (or any other Antivirus), until you sorted the issue out.

Yes, you could have used Geek Uninstaller to remove Chrome.

@Runt85 Has your CPU issue been solved? In some posts you say Windows 8 and the other 8.1, which is it? Thanks :)

You can discuss your Security setup at Security Configuration Wizard.

Its 8.1

Problem is still an issue
 

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Runt85

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Once youtube is shut off,it drops down to 4%-20% range,i pay for comcast blast package the fastest speed i can get in my area mainly for my playstation 4
 
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Xsjx

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Once youtube is shut off,it drops down to 4%-20% range,i pay for comcast blast package the fastest speed i can get in my area mainly for my playstation 4
Hmm can you post a screenshot from task manager whith the program that uses the most cpu?
 
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